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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2019, 01:42:39 PM »
To include a standard uninstall program which is not apparently good enough, is both ludicrous and tantamount to being deceitful and shady. They should include the complete clean uninstall program in the first place and stop messing about.

After reading and investigating this deceitful practice, I have no further trust in AV vendors uninstalls. My solid intention is to use my trusted Revo Uninstaller every single time when dealing with the removal of an AV program. Revo is independent and has nothing to hide.
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2019, 01:46:38 PM »
To include a standard uninstall program which is not apparently good enough, is both ludicrous and tantamount to being deceitful and shady. they should include the complete clean uninstall program in the first place and stop messing about.

After reading and investigating this deceitful practice, I have no further trust in AV vendors uninstall. My solid intention is to use my trusted Revo Uninstallerevery single time when dealing with the removal of an AV program. Revo is independent and has nothing to hide.
Using Revo on a specific product could cause more problems that not using it at all.
Your computer, Your choice but the programs the AV companies make available are directed towards removing
their product. Revo and all other generic removers quite often uninstall things not meant to be removed.
This also isn't anything new. There have always been tools to totally remove an AV.
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2019, 02:05:15 PM »
I basically agree with the other guys/helpers.
While Revo can be quite handy, I wouldn't use it for AVs.
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 02:24:34 PM »
How amazing to put your trust in shady vendors. Something I do not do.

9 out of 10 users are not competent  computer geeks, if an uninstall is included in their AV program - they use it and so they rightly  should.
The practice of hiding a "proper" uninstall is downright dishonest. I find it a disgusting practice.

I have used Revo Uninstaller consistently many, many times over 14 years, including for AV programs,
without a single hitch and will certainly continue to do so ad infinitum.

Revo gives a complete list of leftovers with check boxes, so that you can decide what exactly to keep and what exactly not to keep before deletion.
Deleting wrong and needed files - utter rubbish !

My advice is YOU keep your special AV uninstallers and I will keep REVO.
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 02:26:57 PM »
Well, as has been said before, do as you like. ;)
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 02:34:31 PM »
Your computer, do as you please.
It isn't advice that I would ever pass on to others.
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2019, 02:41:52 PM »
Your computer, do as you please.
It isn't advice that I would ever pass on to others.
With respect 90% of "others" know nothing of your advice or of "special" AV uninstall programs.
They are within their legal rights to simply use what is provided.

Edit - The manufacturers Legal Department would never allow an uninstall program to be included
in their product if it was not fully adequate.
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2019, 06:54:01 PM »
No sense offering advice since you already know everything. Have a good day
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2019, 08:13:49 PM »
@ wittmann44,

No one here is giving you a hard time, including us and a/v vendors.   
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Re: Uninstalling an AV Program
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2019, 08:22:45 PM »
@ wittmann44,

No one here is giving you a hard time, including us and a/v vendors.   
I never said I was having a hard time, on the contrary I am enjoying the comments made and the discussion.
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